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Walmart Cut Employee Hours So Drastically They Can't Keep Shelves Stocked, Losing Customers

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Amid plunging sales and massive strikes, even Walmart has conceded it can't run a business on a skeleton crew.

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Sue H (7)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:45 pm
Shame on them. May their stock plummet as well.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:43 pm

As long as the Walton family rakes in the profits they don't care about employees. I do hope they have a huge backlash, in loss of customers and stores sufferings at the cash register.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:10 pm
I have never shopped there and never intend to.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:23 pm
Good. I'd settle for a CostCo downtown. I might need a job soon.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:34 pm
Walmart is the worst employer... have they no shame? I hope their customers abandon them. Unfortunately, I can't boycott them because I refuse to shop there in the first place.

p.s. their propaganda commercials are sickening.

S J (130)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:39 pm
Their greed will get on them soon. the workers work for them, so pity they don't appreciate and treat them well. Their customers are the important part of their business, but they don't care. I can't see a single reason to see them survive, sorry I am very honest. I shall sit back and see.

Thanks Cal for a good news

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:22 pm
when I shopped there b4 learning of their horrendous practices, i would only go in there for a few items I couldnt find elsewhere (I knew they were rich and didnt need my money) and the shelves were ALWAYS EMPTY and a MESS.

may your BILLIONS in profits drop to niente

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:10 pm
WaHaHaHa (wicked laughter) Isn't that just too bad. Their greed will eat them up. Yikes! I would hate to be on the receiving end of the karma they are amassing. Tee hee hee. Sorry! I know I'm being wicked, but sometimes it just feels so darned good! Thank you, Cal! I just love good news!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:42 pm
Well, darn! You mean they can't walk on water? Or do anything with nothing forever? Tohear them brag it seems they think (or thought) they could. Surprise, surprise.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:02 pm

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 12:23 am
They're losing profits by not having their shelves stocked, and they're angering customers in the process. I have no pity for them. They make record profits and could easily afford to hire more employees and pay them a living wage. Their greed is working against them.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 4:34 am

Angelus Silesius (119)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 7:03 am
This is what caused the collapse of lucent technologies also. Efficiency experts were brought in and the staff cut to the point that they could service the existing customer base let alone new customers. Many retailers have been quietly reducing their staffs by 25 to 30 percent.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 8:17 am
Walmart ruins everything and everyone it touches.

Kathy B (106)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 8:23 am
Hmmm, their sales have been suffering for awhile, and the way to fix that was to cut employee hours? Why do I have a problem with that logic?

I also have the feeling they cut employee hours so they wouldn't have to offer them healthcare benefits - not feeling sorry for them in the least.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 1:15 pm

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:03 pm
Losing customers? Oh no, that just make sad. (yes, another comment dripping with sarcasm). I could care less if Walmart is having financial troubles.I hope it stays this way.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:35 pm
One good turn deserves another?

Robert K (31)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 3:55 pm
If there is a God in heaven the Walton scum will go bankrupt, but that isn't going to happen.

It's funny, a few years ago they started to go green, the one and only thing done right since Sam died. How did he run such a great business and raise such scummy kids? I hope the cows come home to roost and kick all the execs and the Waltons in the head. repeatedly!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:10 pm
I rarely go to Walmart except for a few things because of the dirty stores, empty racks, long checkout lines and above all unpleasant employees. I don't understand why they can't put in self serve registers for those with less than 10 items. It is horrid to have to stand in line for 10-15 minutes to buy 1 item. I also have found that the quality of what they sell has gone downhill. Now they are planning to build a new one in the village I live in. Won't be hurrying there either.

Fran F (118)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:48 pm
GOOD! Sometimes justice does prevail

reft h (66)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 11:06 pm
shameful company

Kathleen R (138)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:53 pm
noted & read
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